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Robert Reardon Jr. of the Reardon Law Firm in New London

Conn. Attorney General Unhappy With Handling of Lawsuits Against State

By Christian Nolan |

Calls for reform sounded as claims commissioner misses dozens of deadlines.

Tanya Bovée

National Firm Names Asian Pacific Bar Leader To Head Conn. Office

By Law Tribune Staff |

Tanya Bovée has been named the new managing shareholder in the Hartford office of Jackson Lewis, a national firm whose 800 attorneys represent management in employment matters.

Court System Puts Guardian Ad Litem Training Sessions on Hold


Any attorneys who would like to add guardian ad litem work to their practice need to undergo training first, but the state hasn't offered it in two years and no new trainings are scheduled.

Kimberly Sudnick of the Haymond Law Firm in Hartford

Crash Victim Collects Surprising $1.4M in 'Conservative' Judicial District

By Christian Nolan |

A woman who was involved in a head-on car crash and sustained multiple injuries, including a severely fractured wrist and several herniated discs, has been awarded $1.4 million by a jury in Litchfield County.

Connecticut AG Alleges $17 Million Scam by International Tech Support Company


For frustrated computer users, Click4Support seemed like a godsend.

Leonard Orland

Ex-UConn Prof Now Helps Decide Compensation For Holocaust Survivors

By Christian Nolan |

Leonard Orland taught at the University of Connecticut School of Law for more than 30 years. He recently came back to his old stomping grounds to reveal what he has been up to in his retirement years.

A photo taken on a surveillance camera during an undercover meeting in June 2011 shows software pirate Xiang Li, left, with two undercover agents.

Cybersecurity Attorney's Book Details His Pursuit of International Software Pirate


David L. Hall, co-chairman of Wiggin and Dana's cybersecurity group, was an assistant U.S. attorney who helped bring a Chinese software pirate to justice.

Brooke Goff of the Reinken Law Firm

Updated: Former Conn. Scoutmaster Named in Lawsuit Allegedly Molested Some Boys Hundreds of Times


As a scoutmaster in Ridgefield in the 1960s and 1970s, Donald Dennis went on frequent camping trips with young boys. And, according to a Stamford attorney, he molested them time and time again. One young scout was allegedly assaulted more than 1,000 times.

Editorial: Implicit Racial Bias Stands in Way of Truly Diverse Bar

A Washington Post article published earlier this year, written by a Stanford law professor and supported by Bureau of Labor statistics, announced that "law is the least diverse profession in the nation."

A Bridgeport jury has sided with the town of Redding in a lawsuit brought by a man who fell off of this six-foot high retaining wall and sustained a traumatic brain injury.

Brain-Injured Plaintiff Loses $3 Million Lawsuit Against Town

By Christian Nolan |

The retaining wall was constructed as a part of a federally funded Streetscape Project, which was designed to promote pedestrian safety and make easier to walk to businesses in the Redding section of Georgetown.

Editorial: New Ideas Needed to Fix Police-Community Relations

When, during public comments last month, FBI Director James Comey linked increased scrutiny of police conduct to an increase in violent crime, the White House almost immediately fired back that there was no evidence to back up his assertion.

Felice Duffy, left, and Paul Thomas

New Conn. Firm to Focus on College Campus-Related Cases


Felice Duffy didn't know it at the time, but her law career was set on course when she was 18 years old.

A slew of subcontractors complaining—and at least a few suing—over $5 million in unpaid bills for work on service plazas.

Highway Service Plaza Project Marred by Pay Disputes


Not long ago, the 23 service plazas along Connecticut's highways were shabby and out-of-date. Kevin Nursick, a state Department of Transportation spokesman, said they were "dilapidated hellholes. They were dungeons. They were disgusting."

The Meriden courthouse, on West Main Street, serves Cheshire, Hamden, Meriden, North Haven and Wallingford.

Updated: Attorneys Say Proposed Courthouse Closings Could Be Costly to Towns, Law Firms


The state's latest budget reduction proposals would include the closing of court facilities in Meriden and Bristol.

Kenneth Laska

Commentary: Statistics Show There's No Need for Mandatory CLE in Conn.

By Kenneth Laska |

There is absolutely no need for mandatory continuing legal education in Connecticut. For many years, the state has had one of the most educated bars in the United States.

Conn. Hospital Settles Patient Data Breach Case

By Christian Nolan |

Connecticut has reached a $90,000 settlement with Hartford Hospital and a contractor over allegations that private patient information was compromised three years ago, leaving nearly 9,000 residents to worry if that data had gotten into the wrong hands.

In 1998, in a high-profile case, David Messenger, center, killed his wife, Heather, in their Windham County home.

Lawyer Lobbies for Bill to Stop Killers From Inheriting From Victims

By Christian Nolan |

There's a loophole in Connecticut law that rankles attorney John Klar.

New Movie Leads Conn. Lawyers To Reflect on Priest Sex Abuse Cases


The movie "Spotlight" tells the story of the Boston Globe's investigation into sexual abuse of children by priests. Its release has refocused the general public on a scandal that, by some measures, reached its peak nearly a decade ago.

Livia Barndollar

Alimony Ruling Reflects Changing Attitudes


In this past year, the state Supreme Court family law decision that most departed from its predecessors was Dan v. Dan, 315 Conn. 1 (2014), a postjudgment alimony modification case.

Elizabeth I. Tylawsky

Tax Code Provisions Assist Divorcing Parties


Understandably, there are occasions in a marriage when one spouse is unaware of certain income earned by the other spouse, or situations when moneys provided by one spouse to pay taxes are misappropriated by the other spouse. It is for these legitimate situations that the "innocent spouse" regulations of the IRC were implemented through three forms of relief: innocent spouse relief, separation of liability and equitable relief.

Lynda B. Munro

Early Mediation Can Facilitate Divorce Cases


Family lawyers should embrace early mediation as a creative tool that makes them more attractive to clients and helps them cast a net for a wider client base.

Confidentiality Agreements Can Keep Cases Moving


Family cases almost always involve private matters that at least one party would prefer not to make public.

Dori B. Hightower

In Our Minds, In Our Hearts, Implicit Bias Exists


Think about Ferguson, Missouri, think about George Zimmerman, and then think about stereotyping. One would hope this is not an issue in the family courts.

Mary Cushing Doherty, left, and Stephanie A. Henrick

College Savings Plans Can Complicate Negotiations